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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
what can cause a discolured and swollen gum where a baby tooth has come out?
It may be that the permanent tooth is trying to erupt or having a hard time erupting. If it has been more than a couple of weeks since the baby tooth came out and the swelling/discoloration is getting bigger, go visit your dentist or a pedodontist, if you have one around where you are living. Sometimes we need to do minor surgery at the gum level to help the tooth erupt.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University